As I rise, O God, I give you thanks for safety in the night,
for rest from my labors, for another day in this creation.
Turn my eyes toward what is noble.
Teach me to see hope where it is veiled.
Give me the wisdom to desire the good.
Help me to love not only those I encounter
but myself as well,
for with you, I know my many frailties and failings.
Let peace reign. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
As I end this day, Holy One,
I give you thanks for the richness of my hours:
for family and friends,
for people with whom I work and play,
for my neighbors,
for those who fill this world with music and art,
for those whose needs remind me of my blessings
and whose skills make me grateful for differences.
Guard us all, O God, and keep us in your embrace
until the daylight comes. Amen.